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 19 Nov 2010
 


News from Perth 2010, Cabbage Tree, our popular video selection of the week includes Stand Up Australia the AC 1983 and some amazing crashes and we have the Pope on Sailing.

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Sailing Videos of the Week - the Sail-World selection - serious action
The Sail-World Team,
More and more great sailing video footage is turning up online. For your enjoyment Sail-World is going to bring you a mixture of the latests and greatest and some historic footage each week. If you'd like to make sure everyone sees the best old stuff, give us your feedback.... [more]
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America's Cup: Construction of AC45 passes milestone at Core Builders
America's Cup Media,
This week marked a significant milestone in the building of the new AC45 catamarans, when the first hull was released from its moulds at the Core Boatbuilding facility in Warkworth, north of Auckland, New Zealand. 'This is an exciting time for us,' said Tim Smyth, who along with Mark Turner directs the boatbuilding operation. 'This is where we get to see the quality we have achieved.'... [more]
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Cabbage Tree Island Race - Preview of the battle for Tattersall's Cup
Jennifer Crooks,
Cabbage Tree Island Race has begun with a fleet of 36 yachts setting off on this evening's 180 nautical mile qualifier for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. With a start time of 8.00pm on Sydney Harbour, the race takes the fleet northwards up the coast to a rocky outcropped Cabbage Tree Island (situated just north of Port Stephens), and back to Sydney Harbour... [more]
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The Pope speaks on the 2016 Olympic Events
Paul Henderson,
Former ISAF President Paul Henderson was one of the comments Sail-World NZ alluded to as being one of the many off the record comments we received after the announcement of the 2016 Olympic Events by the International Sailing Federation.... [more]
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Route du Rhum - Class 40s in tight finish
Oliver Dewar,
Thomas Ruyant and Destination Dunkerque took first place in the Class40 division of the Route du Rhum at 11:12:17 GMT on Thursday with Nicolas Troussel and Crédit Mutuel de Bretagne chasing him across the line off Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadaloupe, just three and-a-half hours later after 4,000 miles and 18 days... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai- BMW Oracle Racing wins Round 1
Tim Jeffery,
BMW Oracle Racing Wins Round 1 at Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai. Skipper Spithill credits coach Presti and crew for strong showing... [more]
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Harken Youth Match Racing Championships - Perfect scores after day one
Damian Damian,
After Day One of racing - seven of the 10 flights in Round Robin One were completed with the CYCA's Jay Griffin and RSYS's Jordan Reece finishing with a perfect five from five to finish on top of the day's racing, with the pair yet to sail off against one another.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour unveils boat design brief for new venues
WMRT,
World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) has unveiled the boat design brief for new venues joining the Tour, and is inviting designers and builders to submit their proposals. WMRT, which already has nine events worldwide, recently opened the application and bidding process for new venues and has been overwhelmed by the response with 57 venues from six continents having registered their interest.... [more]
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Perth International Regatta - Australian sailors keep pushing ahead
Craig Heydon,
Perth International Regatta - Australian sailors continued their strong run on day three of the Perth International Regatta in sweltering conditions, with more race wins for Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen while Tom Slingsby and Jessica Crisp had solid days on the water.... [more]
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Antigua Sailing Week 2011 shaping up
Louay Habib,
Antigua Sailing Week - With just over five months until Antigua Sailing Week, entries are coming in thick and fast from all over the world. Compared to this time last year, five times the number of entries have been received for the oldest and most prestigious regatta in the Caribbean calendar.... [more]
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Admiral's Cup: A unique reunion full of classic memories
Tracey Johnstone,
A proud part of Australia's sailing history was celebrated last night when members of Australian Admiral's Cup teams gathered for a unique opportunity to reunite with fellow team members. Over dinner at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia in Sydney fellow old salts had the opportunity to travel down ocean racing's memory lane as they reminisced about the challenges, hardships... [more]
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Maria Island Yacht Race preview
Peter Campbell,
The 63rd edition of the 190 nautical mile race around the rugged south-east coast of Tasmania, a qualifying race for the Rolex Sydney Hobart and the Sargisons & Natuzzi Launceston to Hobart races in late December.... [more]
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Australian Women's Match Racing Championship day 1 - Experience pays
Peter Campbell,
Australian Women's Match Racing Championship day 1 saw an uncompleted first round-robin sailing the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania's Elliott 5.9 sports boats on a day that saw heavy rain squalls bringing winds in the high 20 knot range during the afternoon.... [more]
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Perth International Regatta 2010 images from Richard Langdon
Richard Langdon images/Sail-World.com,
Photographer Richard Langdon is in Perth WA at the Perth International Regatta 2010. A selection of his images for your enjoyment.... [more]
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B&G unveils navigation system with Broadband Radar
Sandman Public Relations,
B&G unveils navigation system with Broadband Radar - Bringing the benefits of B&G race performance to cruising sailors in an easy-to-use format, Zeus has been designed as a fully-integrated, high-performance navigation system with bright, sunlight viewable displays and features unique and dedicated sailing functions.... [more]
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Images from Dubai: BMW Oracle vs Emirates Team NZ
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Top international photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget was on the water to capture the action from the matches between Emirates Team NZ and BMW Oracle Racing - the two top America's Cup teams in the competition. Both emerged from the day with a win each, and the racing was enthralling.... [more]
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2010 PWA Cabo Verde World Cup day 3 - Traversa steals the show
PWA,
PWA Cabo Verde World Cup day 3 and Thomas Traversa steals the show by claiming victory in the only heat completed so far in Cabo Verde. It didn't take long before former world champion, Jason Polakow (JP, NeilPryde) joined the boys in the logo-high waves, which was enough of a signal for head judge, Duncan Coombs to decide to start the contest.... [more]
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Sail-World Mailbag: The Week that Was - More on the Olympic Decision
Sail-World Readers,
Sail-World readers comment on the Olympic decisions for November - following the 'Olympic Decision - will ISAF get caught by a Yorker?' and the earlier 'Olympic sailing destined for another major jolt at Athens in November'. You can have your say on the Olympic Events by http://www.sail-world.com/NZ/Gladwells-Line:-Olympic-Decision---will-ISAF-get-caught-by-a-Yorker/75967!clicking_here... [more]
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Blind Match Racing - New format debuts in Perth in 2011
Yachting Western Australia,
IFDS Disabled Sailing International Championship 2011 - Royal Perth Yacht Club has now released the Notice of Race for the IFDS Disabled Sailing International Championship, 2011, Homerus Blind Match Racing. The event will be held on the Swan River from 19- 26 March 2011.... [more]
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Perth International Regatta - Belcher and Page share 470 Lead
Lynn Fitzpatrick- www.worldregattas.com,
Perth International Regatta - Mat Belcher and Malcolm Page shared low point status for opening day of the Perth International Regatta with Gideon Kliger and Eran Sela, who are second in the 470 Men's ISAF rankings. As they fought for the victory in each race, the two teams pulled away from the rest of the 25-boat fleet... [more]
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Perth International Regatta – Day two roundup
Tessa Parkinson,
Perth International Regatta Day Two - The ocean off Fremantle was filled with sails today as boats from all eight events competed in the second day of racing at the Perth International Regatta. It was an important day for the sailors to get some solid results to build on over the next four days.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - BMW Oracle Racing holds top spot
Tim Jeffery,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - BMW Oracle Racing ran its winning streak at the Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai to seven races before it came to a halt in a one second loss.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - Kiwis dent American armor with victory
Bruno Troublé,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - Emirates Team New Zealand exposed the first cracks in the armor of the dominant BMW Oracle Racing team at the Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai today.... [more]
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Perth International Regatta - Race wins for Australian Sailing Team
Craig Heydon,
Perth International Regatta - Day two of racing at the Perth International Regatta has been a strong one for the Australian Sailing Team with race wins and top three finishes for all members of the team.... [more]
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Eight Lucky Winners Gear Up For A 'Hot' Date' At Monsoon Cup
Monsoon Cup Media 2010,
Eight lucky persons will get the chance of a lifetime after being chosen as winners of the fireflyz.com 'Hot Seat of MONSOON CUP 2010' contest. The online contest at http://blog.fireflyz.com.my/tag/monsoon-cup-2010/ ran from Oct 26-Nov 8 with contestants required to write at least 300 words on why they are the Monsoon Cup's biggest fans and should be chosen to be in the Hot Seat during a race.... [more]
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Australian Match Racing Championships title to Evan Walker
Peter Campbell,
Australian Match Racing Championships - Cruising Yacht Club of Australia Youth Sailing Academy graduate Evan Walker yesterday stamped himself as one of the nation's outstanding young match racing helmsmen with a hard-fought victory in the Hardy's Australian match racing championship.... [more]
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Chandlers arrive in Britain
Sail-World Round-up,
Cruising sailors Paul and Rachel Chandler who spent just over a year as hostages of Somali pirates have arrived back in Britain after an undisclosed ransom, reported to be between $300,000 and $1,000,000, was paid to the pirates.... [more]
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Sail Down Under Series 2010 begins in less than two weeks
Craig Heydon,
Sail Down Under Series - Less than two weeks remain until the start of the 2010 Sail Down Under Series with Australia's east coast set to be the focus of the world's Olympic class sailors.... [more]
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Sunseeker Australia Cup - Ainslie to contest the Cup
John Roberson,
Sunseeker Australia Cup - Britain's golden boy of sailing, Ben Ainslie, has confirmed that he will be contesting the Sunseeker Australia Cup later this month, on the Swan River, close to the heart of the city of Perth.... [more]
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Audi Victoria Week 2011 Notice of Race released
Audi Victoria Week,
The Royal Geelong Yacht Club has released the Notice of Race for Audi Victoria Week 2011. The event will open in Docklands with the Audi Docklands Invitational, Audi King of the Docklands and a youth teams sailing event on Thursday 20th January and Friday 21st of January.... [more]
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Meridien Marinas ASBA Qld Sports Boat Titles
Suellen Hurling,
A fleet of 21 starters from throughout Queensland and from as far away as Busselton in Western Australia line up this weekend for the second Meridien Marinas Australian Sports Boat Association (ASBA) Qld Titles.... [more]
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NSW Maritime donates hundreds of Lifejackets
Neil Patchett,
NSW Maritime Donates Hundreds of Lifejackets - NSW Maritime Chief Executive Steve Dunn joined with Boating Industry Association General Manager Roy Privett to hand over 400 inflatable lifejackets to be used by instructors in boating safety.... [more]
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NSW and ACT Laser titles preview the Nationals
Vanessa Dudley,
NSW and ACT Laser titles preview the Nationals - Fresh north-easterly breezes for the NSW & ACT Laser championships on Botany Bay gave the fleet a preview of the action-packed sailing that will be on offer over Christmas/New Year, when Georges River Sailing Club hosts the 2010-2011 Australian Open Laser championships.... [more]
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Lewmar launches new products for 2011 at METS
MarineBusiness-World.com,
An impressive array of new products from Lewmar are being launched at METS 2010. You can look at the full PDF right here.... [more]
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Port of Airlie welcomes Outrigger Hotels & Resorts
Melanie Roberts,
The luxury apartments have been designed to capitalise on their premium waterfront position and will be set in a rich tropical landscape, surrounded by a suite of exclusive boutiques and restaurants.... [more]
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Monsoon Cup - Wildcard Hansen thinks Ainslie should win World title
WMRT,
Hansen, who has a strong record at the Monsoon Cup having twice finished on the podium, is relishing the chance of getting back to Kuala Terengganu and signing off his season with a strong performance. Hansen said 'I actually think Ben [Ainslie] will win, he's in good form.'... [more]
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'I would have gone down with my yacht.' Pirate sailor victim tells
Plettenberg Bay/Sail-World Cruising,
The South African yacht skipper whose crew were kidnapped by Somali pirates last week was willing to 'go down' with his vessel. In a blow by blow account of the traumatic hijacking off the Tanzanian coast on October 26, Peter Eldridge, 61, yesterday explained that he was prepared to sink his yacht, SY Choizil, if the pirates made it their 'mother ship' to rob other vessels.... [more]
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Collision with ship: how we survived
Sail-World Cruising/Russell Furlong,
Australian Jessica Watson did it last year when she didn't check her horizon, South African Russell Furlong did it when his crew member made the same mistake last week. Watson survived by a miracle, as did the yacht Pontus off the coast of South Africa. As it is so unlikely for a yacht to survive a collision with a ship, doubt had been expressed about the story. Furlong describes what happened:... [more]
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The Chandler family speaks of pirate ordeal
Scott of California,
The Chandler family, the centre of all political and economic pressure during the kidnap of Paul and Rachel Chandler, as well as their own roller coaster grief at the couple's incarceration, have issued the following statement, principally asking for the media and others to respect Paul and Rachel's privacy as they recover from their ordeal... [more]
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Future Shock enters Coffs Harbour Race, with a difference!
Scott Gilbert,
One of the most well known offshore racing yachts in Australia over many years has again entered the Pittwater to Coffs Harbour race for 2011.... [more]
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Paul and Rachel Chandler released after 388 days
Cruising Association,
Throughout Paul and Rachel's ordeal the Association has kept in close touch with representatives of their families. Soon after Paul and Rachel's capture we were advised that publicity would only encourage hostage-takers to believe their ransom demands would be met and that it would delay Paul and Rachel's release.... [more]
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Win an Opti for the Kids and One for Club - Six days left enter now!!
Sail-World.com & Powerboat-world.com,
The winner of the OziOPti Sail-World competition will receive an OziOpti ‘Regatta Mark IV' GRP racing boat complete valued at AUD$3,950 (or NZ$5,135). AND They will ALSO win for their chosen sailing club an OziOpti ‘Tacker' Poly training boat valued at AUD$2,395 (or NZ$3,200). There will also be prizes of 10 x $100 ‘The Boatyard' vouchers.... [more]
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Chandlers rejoice, South African sailors to expect 'lengthy ordeal'
Nancy Knudsen,
While the families of a South African yachting couple kidnapped by pirates and now hostages in southern Somalia have been told to expect a lengthy ordeal, the British sailing couple Paul and Rachel Chandler, just released, are rejoicing after 388 days in captivity.... [more]
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A Day in the Life of the Coastguard
Nancy Knudsen,
'Bill I thought you could give me a hand with my boat.' 'What Eric? What boat? I didn't know you had a boat.' 'Well I've just bought it and I have to go pick it up and bring it back to Newcastle...and seeing you've had more experience than me...' 'Yes, well that certainly was a great afternoon sailing I had with my son-in-law...learned quite a bit...'... [more]
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Book of the Week: 'Two's a Crew', now launched
Nancy Knudsen,
Jack and Jude Binder have traveled the remoter parts of Earth for more than forty years. Travelling to Australia in 1969 they home-built a ferro-cement yacht while starting a family. After three years of really hard work they set sail with the dream of sharing nature and adventure before what seemed mandatory school years for the two small children. They had little sailing experience.... [more]
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'How I was almost pirates' fourth victim.' South African sailor tells
Weekend Post/Sail-World,
When South African Peter Eldridge asked expatriate Peter Olivier living in Tanzania to accompany him on his yacht to South Africa, he was excited because he wanted to add more miles to his log book, never dreaming that the yacht would end up beached on a Somali shore and its crew captured or swimming for their life.... [more]
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Sailing Videos of the Week - the Sail-World selection - the latest
The Sail-World Team,
More and more great sailing video footage is turning up online. For your enjoyment Sail-World is going to bring you a mixture of the latests and greatest and some historic footage each week. If you'd like to make sure everyone sees the best old stuff, give us your feedback.... [more]
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Groundwater threat to rivers worse than suspected
CSIRO,
In an address to the Groundwater 2010 Conference in Canberra, CSIRO Water for a Healthy Country Flagship scientist, Dr David Rassam, said land-use practices that reduce groundwater recharge into rivers and streams could significantly reduce low flows in nearby rivers and streams.... [more]
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